Compline Service

Compline Service


For nearly 50 years, you’ve tuned to KING FM for the Office of Compline, a Gregorian chant service held every Sunday night at St. Mark’s Cathedral. Now you can hear this beautiful, meditative music anytime you want, right here. Tune in every Sunday at 9:30pm for our live Compline broadcast.

February 19, 2017

The Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany

The Compline Choir was joined by the Senior Choristers of the Saint Mark’s Cathedral Choir School, Rebekah Gilmore, director. Together, they offered the office of Compline with treble and male voices under the direction of Jason Anderson. This joint partnership occurs every two years.

ORISON: Lord, keep us steadfast in your Word – Plainsong, Mode II; harm. Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)
PSALM 119:33-48 – Peter R. Hallock
HYMN 632: O Christ, the Word Incarnate (Tune: MUNICH) – harm. Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
NUNC DIMITTIS from the Gloucester Service – Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
ANTHEM: Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace – Samuel Wesley (1810-1876)
Jason Anderson, director • Michael Kleinschmidt, organist • Tyler Morse, reader • Joel Bevington, cantor

February 12, 2017

The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: “Thy mercies fill the earth, O Lord” from Six Hymns to Doctor Watts – Alice Parker (b. 1924)
PSALM 119:1-16 – Plainsong, Tone II.1
HYMN: Book of books, our people’s strengths (Tune: LIEBSTER JESU) – mel. Johann Rudolph Ahle (1625-1673); harm. George Herbert Palmer (1846-1926)
NUNC DIMITTIS – Melchior Franck (1573-1639)
ANTHEM: I give you a new commandment – John Sheppard (c. 1515–1558)
Jason Anderson, director • Jeffrey Ricco, reader • Jeremy Matheis, cantor

February 5, 2017

The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: Jesus said, “You are the light of the world” – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)
PSALM 112: 1-9 – Plainsong, Tone I.7
HYMN: Eternal light, shine in my heart (Tune: ACH BLEIB BEI UNS) – mel. Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654); harm. Seth Calvisius (1556-1615)
NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Mode I; harm. Carolus Andreas (d. 1627); ed. Richard T. Proulx (1937-2010)
ANTHEM: Beati quorum via – Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924); arr. Richard Barnes
Jason Anderson, director • Joel Matter, reader • Cameron Mousighi, cantor

January 29, 2017

The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: Judge eternal, throned in splendor (Tune: Komm, o komm, du Geist des Lebens) – melody from Neu-vermehrtes und zu Ubung Christl. Gottseligkeit eingerichtetes Meiningisches Gesangbuch, 1693
PSALM 15 – setting by Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)
HYMN: O God of Every Nation – (Tune: Llangloffan) – melody from Hymnau a Thonau er Gwasanaeth yr Eglwys yng Nhymru, 1865
NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone VII; harm. Lodovico Grossi da Viadana (c. 1560-1627)
ANTHEM*: Peace – Peter R. Hallock
Jeremy Matheis, director • William Turnipseed, reader • Fred McIlroy, cantor
*Soloist: Cameron Mousighi

January 22, 2017

The Third Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say – The Third Tune, Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)
PSALM 27:1, 5-13 – plainsong, Tone VIII.1
HYMN: The People Who in Darkness Walked – Dundee, melody The CL Psalmes of David, 1615; harm. Thomas Ravenscroft (1582-1633)
NUNC DIMITTIS: setting by Mark Powell
ANTHEM: Surge, Illuminare – William Byrd (1543-1623)

Jeremy Matheis, director • Tyler Morse, reader • James Wilcox, cantor

January 15, 2017

The Second Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: God of Mercy, God of Grace – Lucerna Laudoniae, David Evans (1874-1948)
PSALM 40:1-11 – plainsong, Tone II.1
HYMN: They Kingdom Come, O God! – St. Cecilia, Leighton George Hayne (1836-1883)
NUNC DIMITTIS: Lord God, You Now Have Set Your Servant Free – Song 1, melody and bass Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625); harm. Hymns for School and Church, 1964
• Jesu, Dulcis Memoria – Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
• Agnus Dei (from Mass of the Quiet Hour) – George Oldroyd (1887-1956)

Jeremy Matheis, director • Joel Matter, reader • Joel Bevington, cantor

January 8, 2017

First Sunday after Epiphany; The Baptism of Our Lord

ORISON: I Come, the Great Redeemer Cries – This Endris Nyght – English melody; harm. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
PSALM 29 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)
HYMN: Alleluia, Song of Gladness – Urbs beata Jerusalem, plainsong, Mode 2
NUNC DIMITTIS: setting by Jeremy Junkinsmith (b. 1956)
ANTHEM*: The Baptism of Jesus – Peter R. Hallock

Jeremy Matheis, director • Jeffrey Ricco, reader • Cameron Mousighi, cantor, *Tyler Morse, alto soloist

January 1, 2017

First Sunday after Christmas; The Feast of The Holy Name

ORISON: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence- (Tune: Picardy, French Carol) from Chansons populaires des Provinces de France, 1860
PSALM: 103 plainsong, Tone VIII
HYMN: Ring Out, Wild Bells (Tune: Deus Tuorum Militum) from Grenoble Antiphoner, 1753; Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892), arr. GWB
NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Mode V; harm. Padre Vincente Ripollès
I saw a maiden – Old Basque Nöel from the 15th cent; refrain by Edgar Pettman (1865-1943)
Resonet in laudibus – Jacob Handl (1550-1591)
Ken Pendergrass, director • William Turnipseed, reader • Kenneth Peterson, cantor

December 11, 2016

Third Sunday of Advent

ORISON: Redeemer of the Nations, Come (Tune: Veni Redemptor gentium) – Plainsong, Mode I, Einsiedeln MS., 12th cent.
PSALM 146:5-10 – plainsong, Tone VIII
HYMN: Comfort, Comfort Ye My People (Tune: Psalm 42) – melody by Claude Goudimel (1514-1572); adapted by Louis Bourgeois, 1551
NUNC DIMITTIS: plainsong Tone I.8; harm. William Byrd (1543-1623)
ANTHEM*: Rorate Caeli – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)
Jeremy Matheis, director • Jeffrey Ricco, reader • Cameron Mousighi, cantor
*Soloists: Gregory Bloch & Tyler Morse